We moved over here late last year. "We" consists of me (45, a social worker/health researcher) Charlene (45, a nurse), Louis (4, a train enthusiast) and Henry (2, dancer).
I say we moved here but in truth we returned. I lived here for a while 12 years ago and Charlene was born here but has been in the UK for 16 years. We weren't really expecting to feel quite so foreign. A lot of the people we knew here we've either lost contact with or grown apart from. In short we have realised that to all intents and purposes we are Poms in Adelaide and in the same boat as all the other new arrivals here.
It's been a bit of a struggle to be frank and there have been a few occasions we've considered going back to the UK. I think we were expecting to just settle in, catch up with old friends, meet a few new people, get jobs we liked etc - hey presto a new life! Needless to say that didn't happen.
Still a place is only what you make of it and the people you get to know. And that I guess is why we're here.